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Hopewell Ceilidh and parade taking place on Aug. 11

HOPEWELL — A variety of events that attracted large crowds in the past will return on August 11 with the annual Hopewell Ceilidh and parade. The Pictou County ATV Club is hosting the parade, starting at 12:45 p.m. at Station Road before proceeding to the Hopewell Ceilidh Field. Those participating in the parade should be...

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Fire destroys mini home in Hopewell

NEW GLASGOW – A Pictou County man was displaced by a fire early today that destroyed his mini-home in Hopewella.  He’s staying with a relative for now and has been helped by Canadian Red Cross volunteers with emergency purchases like clothing, food, some other basics and transportation assistance.  He was not injured from the fire,...

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Music Festival results

Classes in the annual New Glasgow Music Festival wind down this week and will culminate in the Stars of the Festival Sunday afternoon at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Here are results from Band competitions: 3065 School Band Workshop Silver: New Glasgow Academy Concert Band, New Glasgow  3030 School Band Grade 6 &...

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Beekeeper has a honey of a season

They’re a familiar sight all over Pictou County and beyond in the summer: little fuzzy black and yellow bumblebees buzzing from flower to flower collecting pollen to bring home. Whether you like them or like to avoid them, the busy bees are always hard at work pollinating flowers and making honey. After a good summer...

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Finding her ‘Bliss’

Outside, the temperature is freezing cold and the winter wind is whipping through the bare trees, making them sway and dance as if keeping time to an ancient melody. But inside the Hopewell home that Angela Bliss shares with her two daughters, two dogs and two cats, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. And inside...

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